Just as I was getting back into blogging, the Easter holidays happened.With only a couple of updates about Sir Ranulph Fiennes’s epic fundraising running the Marathon des Sables (more to come on the last few days of that next week), it’s been quiet on here.I wanted to make the most of the two week Easter break and with the kids back at school this week, I’ve had to catch up with housework and get back into the routine of menu planning, shopping daily and kick starting my exercise routine.I wanted to tell you about our day out at Corsham, which will be split into 2, maybe 3 posts as I have so many photos and too much to say for one post.
St.Martin’s Church, Corsham
We only discovered this church last year, which I consider shocking as I lived in Corsham for a couple of years with my then fiancè.We did go to Corsham lake a few times but as we came from a different end, I never saw the church.It’s easy to get from the high street situated right next to Corsham Court, a 400 year old country house.The church is Grade II listed and the churchyard is protected by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.
It wasn’t exactly a warm day we went, it started to drizzle the moment we stepped off the bus.In fact we felt really under dressed and wished we had worn hat, scarves and gloves.Still we enjoyed eating our picnic in the graveyard, (I’ve been told by my dad’s partner this is weird) which was pleasantly interrupted by a swooping robin who came to join us.
My mum told be about a friend of hers that has tamed a Robin to feed straight from her hand.I have no idea if it was a male or female but ‘they’ were extremely chatty, warbling away in the tree just before flying down to be nearer to us.
After we left I suddenly remembered that the other side of the church yard has Primroses growing all other the place.As the kids wanted to get on with our walk, I had to leave it for another day.The gravestones are incredibly beautiful to look at, even the ones that have fallen down and illegible to read.
Have you visited a church like St.Martin’s Church, Corsham? Do you find churchyards peaceful and calming or spooky and unnerving?
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